Iggy Azalea hit her fans with a one-two punch on Monday night when she announced her previously delayed debut album, The New Classic, will be dropping on April 15 with a tour to follow.
Iggy shared the news with her Instagram followers, posting the cover art for the album and 14-city tour dates. Tracks include Azalea’s past singles “Work,” “Fancy” and “Change Your Life,” featuring her boss and Grand Hustle Records founder, T.I.
The 23-year-old Aussie import has been making waves on the hip-hop scene since 2011, thanks to a mix of raunchy lyrics and EDM-infused beats — not to mention her bountiful bottom half. (Her curves were on full display for her recent photo shoot in GQ Magazine with NBA player/boyfriend Nick Young).
The album announcement has been a long time coming for Iggy. Despite solid collabs with B.o.B, YG and Diplo in the past, the female MC has endured delays on her LP’s release. The New Classic was once slated for a September 2013 release, but that got postponed in favor of touring with Beyoncé on the Australian leg of her Mrs. Carter World Tour.
But now, it seems the wait is finally over.
Explaining her album concept to MTV’s “Hip Hop POV,” Azalea said, “When I say The New Classic, I just want to make records that give you that moment for fans that they can remember where they were when they heard it.”
Die-hard Iggy fans can pre-order the album on March 4, which includes instant access to the track “Impossible is Nothing.”
For a full list of tour dates, visit iggyazalea.com.